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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Jun 13, 2011 3:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Brent.

i love 68-72 as well. But i still think that Keith didn't "jell" like brent did with the band. Maybe brent was more stand out with his sound but he could fuckin work them keys, and i would say eons better than keith. Keith does a few nice things here and there but never really seems to add to or explore the melody like brent could. I love keith's sound and dont get me started on 72, BUT i think brent and keith are worlds apart.

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Poster: deadhead53 Date: Jun 13, 2011 4:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Brent.

Hey wis - you may be right about what you are saying, I just like what Keith and the band did much better than what I like Brent and the band did. I am not taking anything away from Brent, I do think was a great musician, but for me personally the period with Keith was better, 79 on the band does start to go into decline, not a huge decline but every year there seemed to be more and more so so or just bad shows. That is not Brent's fault, combination of many factors on that but it just happened while he was at the helm of the keys. I feel the same about Bruce, great musician but by the time he got there the band was much different, but i do like the fact we can discuss these things!!!!!! What other band has this much discussion about it?